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Lightroom Print Module Part 2

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How to customize a template in Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom Print Module Part 2

In this article we are going to look at some basics on how to customize a template in Lightroom print module and create a unique look for your prints.

For Single Image/Contact Sheet layouts, you can modify the template using the controls in the Image Settings and Layout panels. For example, zoom to fill the photos in the cell, add a stroke border, and adjust margins and cell size. You can also drag the guides in the preview area to resize the cells.

Lightroom Print Module

Lay out of Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom Print Module

In this panel you can customize the zoom to fit and auto rotation of your photos

For Picture Package and Custom Package templates, you can drag cells freely in the preview area and specify options in the Image Settings panel. Use the Rulers, Grid & Guides panel to adjust the display of the work area. Use the Cells panel to add new cells or pages to the layout. I am going to cover this one later. So stay tuned for next article.

Creating a custom Single Image or Contact Sheet In Lightroom Print Module

Let’s take a look at how this is done. In this example I want to create a template for an 8.5 x 11 inch paper with spaces for four different photos.

Lightroom Print Module

Select photos and Lightroom will accommodate them in the print template automatically.

1. Select one of the Lightroom Print Module’s templates from the left side panel

Lightroom Print Module

You can adjust the size of the photo here to fill the page

2. In the right hand side panel under IMAGE SETTING tab, select “Rotate to Fit”, if you want the image fill the cell, select “Zoom to Fit”, and you can select “Stroke Border” if you want to add a stroke to your images.

Lightroom Print Module

In this panel you can customize the zoom to fit and auto rotation of your photos

3. Under Layout tab, select how many rows and columns you need. In this example I selected 2 rows and 2 columns.

Lightroom Print Module

Select how many rows or columns you need and Lightroom creates the cells for you

4. Under the “Cell Spacing”, adjust the spaces between each image horizontally and vertically. I didn’t want too much space in this example.

Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom automatically fills the cells, rotates and zooms the photos as needed.

5.And finally adjust the “Cell Size” to fit the page. Job is done and ready to go to the printer!

If you are going to use this template again later, you will want to save it. To save your new template go to the left panel and click on the “+” sign next to “Template Browser” and name your new template. In this example I called it “4UP”; clicked “Create” and Lightroom saves it for my future use.

Lightroom Print Module

Click the “+” sign to add your new customize template to Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom Print Module

Add the new template to Lightroom print Module and name it for future use

So next time you want this print layout, just select your custom Template from “Template Browser” and add photos. How is that for a time saving feature?

Lightroom Print Module

Name and save your customized template

Happy printing with Lightroom’s Print Module!  As always, if you have any questions we love to hear from you. Check our Upcoming Classes for Lightroom Workshop. Lightroom workshop is developed for beginners to intermediate users. You can also contact us for Private Classes if you wish to learn faster and in your customized topics and timing.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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